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Creating Pathways for Students From Latin America

Creating Pathways For Students From Latin America

March 11, 2020

VIU expands its international presence with the opening of a new recruitment office in Quito, Ecuador.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is enriching its international student population with the opening of a recruitment office in Quito, Ecuador. “Reaching out to potential... Read more


COVID-19 Update

March 11, 2020

Since the last university-wide communication, numerous departments and faculties have been hard at work responding to and preparing for impacts of COVID-19. While the risk for Canada is low and we are not aware of any cases in our communities or on our campuses, the safety of the... Read more


VIU Student Art Exhibit Explores Questions about Diversity and Common Experiences

March 3, 2020

The View Gallery hosts student drawing exhibition, which runs March 5 to April 9.The View Gallery’s latest exhibit, Puzzle: An Exhibition of Student Drawings, asks questions about who we are, how we got here and how we express ourselves.The exhibit focuses on routes   ̶ ... Read more


Zombies and Shakespeare Collide in VIU Theatre Department's Spring Play

March 3, 2020

Theatre Department presents William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead as its spring production, which opens March 5.To be, or not to be … a zombie?Zombies shuffle through the streets of medieval London as historical characters deal with their own human schemes and woes while... Read more


VIU Strategic Planning Process

VIU Launches Strategic Planning Process

March 2, 2020

Titled The Future We Want to See, the process will help the University develop a strategic plan that will articulate VIU’s vision and direction as an institution.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) is looking to engage students, employees and the wider community in a conversation... Read more


Alum of the Month: Sarah Dmytruk

February 28, 2020

At just 16 years old, Sarah Dmytruk’s passion for welding inspired her to enroll in VIU’s Welding certificate program as a dual-credit student, which means she earned credits to complete high school while getting her basic training to become a welder. Now two years later, having... Read more


Skills Canada

Discovery Day and Skills Competition Bring Hundreds of High School Students to VIU

February 24, 2020

WHAT: Discovery Day 2020 and Skills BC Regional Competition at VIUWHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020WHERE: Nanaimo campus, various locations, see Campus MapWhile Vancouver Island University (VIU) students hit the books during reading break, more than 2,000 students from across the... Read more


VIU BC Top Employer

VIU Wins BC Top Employer Honours

February 24, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has been named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2020.This recognition is awarded from Canada’s Top 100 Employers, a national program to determine which employers lead their industries in offering an exceptional workplace experience. VIU won the BC Top... Read more


VIU Shed Your Threads So Children Can Play

VIU Teams Up With Community Partners to Ensure All Children Can Play

February 19, 2020

Collection boxes have been set up around Nanaimo to gather gently used sports equipment and clothing for a community Swap Meet and Fun Fair that will be held on Saturday, March 21 at VIU to level the playing field for youth.A $12,000 Community Wellness grant from Island Health will... Read more


VIU Aims to Fill a Shortage of Power Engineers.

VIU Aims to Fill a Shortage of Power Engineers

February 19, 2020

University rises to the challenge of meeting the demand for certified power engineers to sustain the power and energy needs of growing communities.Power engineers aren’t the most visible people in our workforce, but the reality is, the world can’t operate without them. “Without... Read more


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